red hot chili peppers

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds...for kids. by ryan terry

So, its been a while since my last bloggogram into the intersphere. Last time I mentioned I would be working on a kids book of sorts. The first artist was Red Hot Chili Peppers. Going with the red theme, on the other side of the spectrum, is the red right hand of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I wanted this book to represent a broad cross-section of artists, and what better way to show that, than to follow up the Red Hot Chili Peppers with another band that I love, who despise the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

“I'm forever near a stereo saying, 'What the fuck is this garbage?' And the answer is always the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” - Nick Cave

to fans, are they actually  good  seeds?

to fans, are they actually good seeds?

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Seems logical to me. Maybe Faith No More soon, since they also have an axe to grind with Kiedis and crew.

colouring book version

colouring book version

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oh hai! I havent been around in a while! here's a book im going to do. by ryan terry

hello from the other side!

other side of what, im not sure and neither is adele. it just sounded cool, so she sang it.

ive been busy working on a lot of corporate and educational projects with non-disclosure agreements, so they will never see the light of day, beyond in board rooms and testing facilities.

that said, the wheels have been spinning on long gestating personal projects that i will share in the blog section before assigning them their own page on the site.

the first of these projects is called red, blue, green, rock and roll and will be a journey across the color wheel and rock history in storybook and colouring book formats. like the rock and roll hall of fame it will include anything that has the rock and roll vibe, including metal, blues, punk, hip-hop, rap and anything else that I love as a music fan. its designed to be fun for kids, with some winks to the adults who get the context.

which brings us to our first page:

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now to those of you in the know, for a period of time before moms were grooving to under the bridge downtown, the chilis were a little more raucous and ribald……and wore socks on their nethers, back when hillel was in the band. (not pictured, hillel slovak, nor Josh Klinghoffer, nein jack irons, nyet Dave Navarro)

In cases where there have been different members of a band, ive decided to go with their most recognizable lineup, and in the case of the chillis, that means John Frusciante. i may have to break my own rule though, if the situation calls for it. I have ideas for dio and ozzy.

so its kids book and singsongy, and doesnt really mean anything for a kid being lulled to sleep by its dulcid tones, whilst the adult reading it aloud gets a little smirk. right? OR its entirely innapropriate and there will be a grows up book, and a kids version. You tell me?

AND, when? If? published, there will be a colouring book version.

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as rickety cricket once said, youre going to need the red.